Bell 412


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The Bell 412 is a twin-engined fiveteen-seat medium utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Textron, produced in Dallas Fort Worth (USA) and Mirabel, Quebec (Canada).

The Bell 412 is development of the Bell 212 with four-blade main-rotor. Like the Bell Bell 212, the Bell 412 is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3 Twin-Pac engine. The Twin-Pac consists of two coupled PT6 turbines driving a common output reduction gearbox. Engine power rating data is for both engines together. The Bell 412 was also license-built in Italy by Agusta (Agusta-Bell AB412) and is today license-built in Indonesia by IPTN (NBell 412). An option with fixed tricycle wheel landing gear was available for early variants.

Crew 1 / 2
Passengers 13 - 14
Propulsion 1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine Model Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3D Twin-Pac
Engine Power 1342 kW 1800 shp
Speed 246 km/h 133 kts
153 mph
Service Ceiling 6.096 m 20.000 ft
Range 709 km 383 NM
441 mi.
Empty Weight 3.112 kg 6.861 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 5.398 kg 11.901 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail) 4/2
Main Rotor Diameter 14,02 m 45 ft 12 in
Tail Rotor Diameter 2,60 m 8 ft 6 in
Rotor Disc Area 154,4 m² 1662 ft²
Length (Fuselage) 12,91 m 42 ft 4 in
Length 17,10 m 56 ft 1 in
Height 3,48 m 11 ft 5 in
First Flight August 1979
Production Status in production
Developed from Bell 212
ICAO Code B412
Data for (Version) Bell 412EP
Variants Bell 412, 412EP, 412HP, 412SP, CH-146, Griffin HT1, Griffin HAR2, Agusta-Bell AB412, AB412EP, AB412 Grifone, AB412 Cresco, IPTN NBell 412